The Opioid Epidemic in America

The Opioid Epidemic in America

Vermont Business Magazine In a startling report released today, National Safety Council research shows just 13 states and Washington, DC, have implemented comprehensive, proven actions to eliminate opioid overdoses and help protect their residents.

Our study provides some of the first empirical evidence that the implementation of medical and adult-use marijuana laws between 2011 and 2016 was associated with lower opioid prescribing rates and spending among Medicaid enrollees. Even if patients chose to switch from opioids to medical marijuana, the number was not high enough to reflect lowered opioid use throughout the data. But one study found that opioids dispensed through Medicare's prescription drug plan decreased significantly if people had access to medical pot dispensaries or were allowed to grow marijuana for their own use.

"Opioid abuse is an epidemic in the United States, claiming more than 42,000 lives in 2016 alone (CDC 2017c)".

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Opioids are a class of strong pain medications, including drugs such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen).

When states implemented medical marijuana laws, however, the annual opioid prescription rate declined by nearly 6%, or approximately 39 fewer prescriptions for every 1,000 people enrolled in Medicaid each year.

"The potential of these marijuana (legalisation) policies to reduce the use and consequences of addictive opioids deserves consideration especially in states that have been hit hard by the opioid epidemic", Wen said by email.

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There is widespread agreement among doctors and public health experts that marijuana is effective at treating chronic pain.

An average state filled 23 million daily doses of opioids through Medicare's prescription drug plan between 2010 and 2015, Bradford's team found. Opioid death rates are not lower in states that do not have protection for the use of marijuana, showing a clear link between the two.

"These findings suggest that cannabis may play a role in fighting the opioid crisis by reducing some patients' need for opioids", said Dr Kevin Hill, co-author of an accompanying editorial and director of addiction psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

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The two studies were published online April 2 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. "But if a patient has tried to treat pain using multiple modalities without success, a trial of medical cannabis may make sense". In Prescription Nation, a digest analyzing how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded USA history, the Council assigned its highest mark of "Improving" to Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Washington, DC, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia. Patients who were once trying to relieve pain are now addicted to the drugs.

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